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Foundation for Excellence in Education to grade school report cards

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Tallahassee-based education think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education will release a report on the state of school report cards across the nation.

Under the monniker ExcelinEd, the report will detail current failings in the realm of school-wide report cards, which the group says parents find cumbersome and inaccessible for most parents seeking to evaluate the inner workings of their children’s school.

The report will also unveil the results of an initiative called the “My School Information Design Challenge,” wherein private designers competed to upgrade the current report card rubric and create a new standard that ExcelinEd hopes to spread across the country.

The conservative think tank, established by Jeb Bush and recently taken over by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is expected to report tomorrow that while their contributions to the public discourse around offers states a vital tools to improve the way education information is consumed, the onus is still on state’s to grab the reins and take the first steps towards developing new school report cards.

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to FloridaPolitics.com and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at ryan@floridapolitics.com.

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